Proper Care For Your Bamboo Toothbrush
Here are six important tips you need to know :
1) Always rinse your toothbrush before and after each use.
Make sure your bamboo toothbrush thoroughly dries between uses. Since our toothbrushes are made of natural bamboo you want to make sure all parts of your brush have a chance to dry between uses and do not stay in constant contact with water. After each use be attentive as to how you care for your brush.
2) Use a toothbrush holder that promotes drying.
Instead of putting your toothbrush in a cup that could potentially accumulate water in the bottom, may we suggest that you store your brush in one of our self draining holders. Each holder has a hole in the bottom to aid drainage. Always check to make sure water does not accumulate on your counter or in your holder. Our holders come in all natural bamboo or diatomaceous ceramic. The later is available in multiple colors to help family members differentiate their brushes.
3) Try using multiple toothbrushes.
As extra insurance towards good care, consider using multiple toothbrushes. Rotating between multiple toothbrushes allows for an even greater drying period between uses and prolongs the life of each brush.
4) Use a proper travel case.
When traveling remember to remove your toothbrush from its travel case when you get to your destination. If you are looking for a beautiful eco-friendly option check out our bamboo travel cases online. Each case has a hole at the top and bottom to aid in drying and looks great in your bathroom. Even though the cases are ventilated it is still best to remove your brush and place it in a proper stand between locations.
5) When your brush exceeds its lifespan……. retire it…….. thoughtfully.
When the bristles on your toothbrush are no longer straight, or any time you see any discoloration, dispose of your toothbrush immediately. Most bamboo toothbrushes should be replaced every 2-3 months. The good news is that your bamboo brush has lots of options. You can upcycle it in your home or garden (check out our blog for some ideas) or you can compost it (always remember to remove the bristles before you compost) or you can dispose it knowing that you have made a significant effort to reduce plastic pollution.
Thanks for caring and enjoy your brush in good health.